• It’s a steamier ‘Poldark’ coming to PBS and BBC One

    It’s a steamier ‘Poldark’ coming to PBS and BBC One

    In 1975, Robin Ellis captivated audiences on both sides of the pond with his brilliant portrayal of the dashing British officer, Captain Ross Poldark in Poldark. Now, 40 years later, the BBC and PBS are giving the series a bit of a steamier 21st century reboot with a new television adaptation based on the novels of […]

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  • Foyle’s War creator/writer targets “New Blood” for next crime drama

    Foyle’s War creator/writer targets “New Blood” for next crime drama

    This just in from the Department of Good News/Bad News with regards to Anthony Horowitz, the creator/writer of Foyle’s War, the brilliant British detective drama starring Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks. First the bad news, which you’ve probably already read on any one of a number of supermarket tabloids, the current series of Foyle’s War, which will […]

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  • What happens when the lights go out on ‘Mr. Selfridge’?

    What happens when the lights go out on ‘Mr. Selfridge’?

    If you’re a Tellyspotting P1 or happen to be stopping by for the first time, you are either well aware or will soon find out that I love behind-the-scenes telly. There are times that I’ve found myself going right to the DVD extras before binge-watching a series to see ‘how the sausage is made’ whether […]

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  • Britain declares war with the start of Operation Hollywood!

    Britain declares war with the start of Operation Hollywood!

    If you’re in the growing group of individuals who reside in America that has thought for some time that the British are taking over Hollywood, you now have proof positive (or spoof-positive) of the imminent British invasion of Tinsel Town. In recent years, there hasn’t been a Golden Globes, Emmys or Oscars nomination (and winners) […]

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  • Downton Abbey’s Lady Edith heads downstairs in ‘Madame Bovary’

    Downton Abbey’s Lady Edith heads downstairs in ‘Madame Bovary’

    Laura Carmichael, who plays the seemingly forever-to-be-depressed Lady Edith in Downton Abbey, will play maid Henrietta in Madame Bovary, the new film adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s 19th century classic, alongside her Downton Abbey crazy playboy uncle co-star Paul Giamatti (Sideways) and Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill). Besides his performance in Notting Hill, Ifans is most recently […]

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  • Behind-the-scenes with Harry Gordon Selfridge, a.k.a. Jeremy Piven

    Behind-the-scenes with Harry Gordon Selfridge, a.k.a. Jeremy Piven

    As the UK readies itself for the tonight’s opening of Mr. Selfridge on ITV1, Radio Times paid a visit to the production set earlier this year and caught up with Jeremy Piven during filming of the forthcoming wedding of Harry’s oldest daughter, Rosalie, to Russian playboy fiancé, Serge de Bolotoff, played by Leon Ockenden. While […]

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  • Indian Summers – yet another PBS Masterpiece for 2015!

    Indian Summers – yet another PBS Masterpiece for 2015!

    Ho, hum. Another day, another brilliant drama coming to PBS in 2015! Julie Walters as Cynthia in the new Channel 4 drama Indian Summers. Photo credit: Channel 4 Set in the summer of 1932, a time where India is dreaming of independence while the British continue to desperately cling to their colonial rule of India, […]

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